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Stephen Breyer

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  • High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops

    High court limits drug-sniffing dog searches during traffic stops
    The Supreme Court told the police Tuesday they may not turn routine traffic stops into drug searches using trained dogs. The 6-3 decision limits the increasingly common practice whereby officers stop a car for a traffic violation and then call for a...
  • High court: Energy companies must face price fixing claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis. The justices on Tuesday ruled 7-...
  • Supreme Court orders review of North Carolina redistricting

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a North Carolina court ruling that upheld Republican-drawn electoral districts for state and congressional lawmakers. State judges were told to look at whether lawmakers depended too much on race in drawing...
  • Court sides with state on Medicaid rates

    Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision that broke across ideological lines, the justices said medical...
  • Supreme Court bars judges from setting Medicaid rates

    The Supreme Court barred doctors, dentists and druggists Tuesday from going to court to fight cutbacks in Medicaid payments in California and other states. The justices' 5-4 decision in a case from Idaho held that the Medicaid Act, which offers...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas dissents from a voting rights 'victory' in Alabama

    Justice Clarence Thomas dissents from a voting rights 'victory' in Alabama
    Civil rights groups cheered a decision this week in which the Supreme Court revived a lawsuit by the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus challenging the apportionment of the two houses of the Alabama Legislature. The Black Caucus argued that the...
  • Noah Feldman: Court delivers win for pregnant workers

    Pregnant women won a somewhat surprising victory at the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday. The court's four liberals got help from Chief Justice John Roberts, who joined the majority opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, and a surprise concurrence in the judgment...
  • Supreme Court's conservative justices question cost of EPA emissions rule

    Supreme Court's conservative justices question cost of EPA emissions rule
    The Supreme Court's conservative justices sharply questioned the high cost of a new Obama administration environmental regulation Wednesday, raising the prospect they may block the strict emissions standards for coal-fired power plants. At issue is a...
  • Casey renews push on pregnant workers proposal as Supremes issue ruling

    Casey renews push on pregnant workers proposal as Supremes issue ruling
    A former UPS driver will get another chance to argue her claim of discrimination after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sent her case back to a lower court hearing. The issue of how pregnant women are treated in the workforce also will get an extra...
  • Supreme Court conservatives skeptical about EPA mercury rule

    The Supreme Court’s conservative justices questioned the high cost of a new Obama administration environmental regulation Wednesday, raising the possibility they could block the strict emissions rule for coal-fired power plants. Chief Justice John...
  • Pregnant woman's lawsuit against UPS revived by Supreme Court

    Pregnant woman's lawsuit against UPS revived by Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived a pregnant woman’s lawsuit against United Parcel Service, ordering lower courts to determine whether men with a temporary disability were treated better. The 6-3 decision is a partial victory for Peggy Young,...